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Matthew + Danette's Handmade Wedding, Part I

DIY Weddings, Real Weddings

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I am overjoyed with all your support you’re giving to the classifieds section! There are already several ads listed from brides selling their wedding items from their vintage inspired receptions, you should take a look at the wedding items for sale! You can also starting selling used vintage inspired wedding items by clicking here.

Ok, enough with chatting. I got a fun, uber creative wedding for you. I was so excited when Jenny Jimenez sent over this wedding. It’s the essence of Ruffled – vintagey, fun and creative. Now, on to the wedding photos:

Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
vintage groom bow tie
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez
Vintage DIY handmade wedding details Washington by Jenny Jimenez

The groom, Matthew, will be sharing the highlights of their wedding day in part II coming up in a bit!

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Beacon Lane

From vintage-romantic to modern-elegant, we’ve got you covered! We are Beacon Lane, a small team who is passionate about perfecting the art of the invite. We design, print and hand craft wedding invitations, save the dates, bridal shower cards, corresponding day of stationery and baby shower/kids invites. Personalize almost everything during our unique ordering process. We would love to work with you, contact us to learn more!

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Purple Ombre Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

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Much like us, photographer Stephanie Yonce has just a little addiction to Pinterest. Letting the site fuel her creative spirit, Stephanie along with Honey of Honeydew Events decided to take the inspiration of ombre design and let it translate into a seriously stunning styled wedding shoot with lots of fun handmade projects and a sweet surprise for the bride! From watercolor to a gorgeous ring, begin feasting your eyes now:


DIY ombre wedding ideas

The original inspiration for this shoot came from Stephanie Yonce Photography‘s not-so-secret addiction to Pinterest. As ombre details began popping up all over her boards, she came to the realization that it was time to bring this trend to life with the help of Event Planner & Stylist Honeylyn, as well as a team of Virginia wedding professionals. The hope was for a bright, spring time feel with a color palette that pays homage in part to the Pantone colors for 2012.

DIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideasDIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideasDIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideasDIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY details included the retro straw and ruffle wreaths, hand painted chargers, the peach yarn covered letters and the wood shim mirror. The White Pedestals were a combination of chunky candle sticks and miniature plates discovered at a local Goodwill while the Ombre socks (based on a tutorial from SheBlogs.com) proved to be a fun challenge for Honey and Stephanie. Stephanie and Honey were both also excited to join forces with local upcycled furniture store Thrill of the Hunt, which provided the table, upholstered chairs and white dresser. The winner for “best find” for the shoot was the Purple Ombre glasses, which were discovered at a local thrift store.


DIY ombre wedding ideas
DIY ombre wedding ideas

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DIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideasDIY ombre wedding ideas

Within the shoot came a fun love story between the models- Russ and Jenny, who married at this location more than five years ago. Due to unforeseen complications with their own wedding photography, they were left with almost no images of their Big Day. With that, they decided to take this opportunity to stage a “First Look” for the fun of it. Russ approached Stephanie prior to the shoot and asked if he could surprise Jenny during the First Look with her Christmas present- a new, sparkly anniversary band. The sweet moment was captured by Stephanie and the couple lived happily ever after… again!


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DIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideasDIY ombre wedding ideas

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors (Hanover, VA):

Photographer: Stephanie Yonce Photography / Event Planner: Honeydew Events / Floral Designer: Honeydew Events, Vogue Flowers / Reception Venue: Hanover Arts & Activities Center, Virginia / Invitation Designer: Paper Freckles / Cake Designer: A Cake To Remember LLC / Linens and Coverings: Classic Party Rentals of VA / Equipment Rentals: Party Perfect / Makeup Artist: Faces by Joy / PR Rep: OFD Consulting LLC / Other: Thrill of the Hunt

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Damien Milan Photography

Typical of photographer Damien Milan’s work, is a magnetic intensity of closeness. There’s something about the way he captures a moment, something intoxicatingly real and raw. From the texture of landscape and dress, to the intimacy of pre-wedding preparatory steps, Damien’s approach is one of telling a story through detail – the quiet drama of technique and of tone.

Australia based, Damien and his partner Anastasia have an international scope and are available for booking in and around Europe to which they are already traveling every summer (June – September). If planning an international or destination wedding, consider the practicality and cost-saving of a trusted photographer already in situ.

By filling out this online form, couples planning a destination wedding in Europe this summer will even have a chance to receive 20% off their photography package.

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DIY Pallet Vertical Garden

DIY Projects

We’re tickled pink to bring you a DIY tutorial on that very incredible pallet living wall seating chart from today’s styled shoot. You can palettes for free at warehouses, and this vertical garden wall would make for a great ceremony backdrop as well. Ivory + Beau and Izzy Hudgins Photography blew us away with this one, so we’re excited to know the exact details behind the gorgeous setup!

DIY Pallet Vertical Garden

DIY living wall seating chart - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wedding-inspiration-with-a-botanical-twist

DIY Living Wall

For this project, you will need:
-Variety of smaller plants (minimum of 25) if doing every other (about 5 plants in each side of the row)
-Shovel
-Scissors
-Flower cutters
-Palette
-Landscaping Fabric
-Dirt
-Staple Gun

DIY living wall seating chart - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wedding-inspiration-with-a-botanical-twist

Instructions:
1. The first step is to create backing for each row that will be attached to the palette. We used landscaping fabric so that the palette wall can be re-used and the plants can be watered even after using it. You will want to cut out pouches for each row that are a little higher so that you can fill up with enough dirt. For each side staple down the fabric and make sure secure enough so that it will hold the dirt in without it spilling out.

diy living wall seating chart - photo by Izzy Hudgins https://ruffledblog.com/diy-living-wall-seating-chart

2. Repeat for every row you want to do.

DIY living wall seating chart - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wedding-inspiration-with-a-botanical-twist

DIY living wall seating chart - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wedding-inspiration-with-a-botanical-twist

3. After your pouches are complete we set out the plants the way we wanted them in each row.

diy living wall seating chart - photo by Izzy Hudgins https://ruffledblog.com/diy-living-wall-seating-chart

4. One by one put the plants with the dirt into the pouch and add in dirt to bring up the plants and fill it out.

diy living wall seating chart - photo by Izzy Hudgins https://ruffledblog.com/diy-living-wall-seating-chart

5. Complete each row and then you are all done!

DIY living wall seating chart - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wedding-inspiration-with-a-botanical-twist

DIY living wall seating chart - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wedding-inspiration-with-a-botanical-twist

DIY living wall seating chart - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wedding-inspiration-with-a-botanical-twist

View the whole inspiration shoot

Shoot Location: Savannah, GA / Photographer: Izzy Hudgins Photography / Event Design, Styling, Stationery Design, and Wedding Dresses: Ivory + Beau / Flowers: Colonial House of Flowers / Venue: Coastal Botanical Gardens / First Wedding Dress: Alvina Valenta / Second Wedding Dress: Top by Rebecca Schoneveld, Skirt by Love Found True / Groom’s Bow Tie, First Bridal Sash, Necklace: Leslie Miller Design / Model: Leslie Miller / Test Tube Chandelier: Grace Graffiti / Tableware and Cake Table Stands: World Market

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White Runway

White Runway was created to offer brides and bridesmaids stylish dresses that will be loved, cherished, worn again and that your best friends will thank you for. After all, what goes around comes around and it’s good to know that you’ll be safe when it comes to their big day.

All the dresses that you see on White Runway have been carefully selected to provide a flattering fit and timeless style. We offer a wide variety of dresses available in numerous colours and sizes and different budgets to match. If there’s anything you want that you can’t find, please do contact us and we’ll do our best to assist you.

Finally, there’s a reason to always be the bridesmaid!

Visit our Pop Up Showroom in New York or shop online at www.whiterunway.com. We ship worldwide!

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